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Paul Hartigan Exhibition: Helium

Friday, 25 July 2014, 5:26 pm | Depot Artspace

Depot Artspace is pleased to present an exhibition from Auckland-based contemporary artist Paul Hartigan. Helium looks at light, form and colour through Hartigan’s photographic and sculptural practice. More >>

SAS College Rugby League semi-finalists found

Friday, 25 July 2014, 5:21 pm | Auckland Rugby League

25/7/2014 AUCKLAND RUGBY LEAGUE SAS College Rugby League review – July 23 For Immediate Release More >>

New Zealand Ease through Opening Team Match

Friday, 25 July 2014, 4:58 pm | Badminton NZ

For immediate release from Badminton New Zealand, for further information visit More >>

Time to shine for arts and cultural students

Friday, 25 July 2014, 3:09 pm | Student City

Entries are now being accepted for this year’s Arts & Cultural Awards, which recognise excellence in all areas of the arts, from literature, music, craft and drama to facilitation and the visual arts. More >>

Regional titles on offer

Friday, 25 July 2014, 2:27 pm | Boccia New Zealand

Talented boccia players from all over the South Island are currently honing their skills in preparation for the third major boccia tournament of 2014. More >>

Louis Baker - new live video 'Just Want To Thank You'

Friday, 25 July 2014, 2:08 pm | Aston Road

Aston Rd is proud to release the third instalment of Aston Rd Sessions featuring Louis Baker performing his new song ‘Just Want To Thank You’ . More >>

EasiYo Tactix Secure Signature of Pedersen

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:32 pm | EasiYo Tactix

EasiYo Tactix are pleased to announce the signing of exciting young midcourter Erikana Pedersen to the Mainland team for the 2015 ANZ Championship season. More >>

Silver Ferns Tickets On Sale Monday

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:28 pm | Netball NZ

Tickets to each of the four Silver Ferns home test matches in October will be available to the public for sale on Monday 28th July 2014 More >>

Eco fashion showcase opens with style

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Eco Fashion Exposed

New Zealand’s eco fashion week, NZ Eco Fashion Exposed, opened in Lower Hutt last night with an intimate Buyers & Media event, showcasing looks from a selection of NZ and international eco designers. More >>

Indian Ink Return to Q for A Special Live Recording

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:24 pm | Indian Ink

Indian Ink Return to Q for A Special Live Recording Indian Ink Theatre Company presents KISS THE FISH Directed by Justin Lewis / Written by Jacob Rajan & Justin Lewis More >>

SKY to showcase rising stars

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:19 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

NZ Rugby League and SKY Television have confirmed a blockbuster doubleheader that will highlight the game’s best domestic talent, as well as the next wave of future Kiwis. More >>

Governor-General to visit Glasgow

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:12 pm | Government House

The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Lady Janine Mateparae are to represent the Government and the people of New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. More >>

Gold and bronze have NZ near top of population medal table

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:10 pm | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand's cycling and judo medals on the first day of competition at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow mean our athletes are sitting third on the Statistics New Zealand population-based medal table, with hosts Scotland at the top. More >>

New Zealanders’ film trophies arrive

Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:59 pm | CAS'n'OVA Producations

Gold plated trophies, weighing 14lbs or 635 gms arrived in New Zealand yesterday 24 July 2014 for CASnOVA PRODUCTIONS and Craig Hutchison. More >>

Cider overtakes RTDs in NZ with over half a million drinkers

Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:49 pm | Roy Morgan Research

The number of Kiwis drinking cider has almost tripled since 2010, when only 168,000 Kiwi adults (5.3%) drank cider in an average four weeks—far fewer than the 607,000 drinking ready-to-drink ‘alcopops’ (19.0%). More >>

Got indie?!

Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:47 pm | andHow.FM

A world-class, always eclectic, commercial-free, indie, alternative, retro/vintage rock & more radio station. Where it’s ALL about the music! More >>

US Digital Film Expert To Speak at Tropfest Roughcut NZ

Friday, 25 July 2014, 11:12 am | Tropfest NZ

A long-time marketing professional, Sheri Candler identified social media as a potential marketing tool when it was in its very infancy. She began to explore how creators and artists could utilize this new development to sell their own works, and soon ... More >>

One Week until NZ CEO’s And Leaders Go Silent

Friday, 25 July 2014, 11:00 am | National Foundation for the Deaf

One in six New Zealanders lives with some type of hearing loss. We all know someone who lives with and manages the impact of not being able to hear, and the subsequent communication difficulties that arise with the invisibility of deafness. In seven ... More >>

NZ's Golden Glow - Commonwealth Games day 1 wrap-up

Friday, 25 July 2014, 10:57 am | NZ Olympic Committee

New Zealand won a gold meal and two bronzes on the first day of the Commonwealth Games. There was joy and heartbreak in an incredibly full day of sport. More >>

Jack Antonoff discusses

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 4:30 pm | Sony Music

"I didn't plan to start a new project. Furthermore, looking back on it, it was an extremely un-ideal time to make a record, as I was on a world tour with fun. Yet I felt extremely compelled to do it. Many times when I should have been asleep, ... More >>

Supporting The Salvation Army during the Winter Months

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 4:22 pm | Crown Relocations

We are excited to announce that another amazing 'Big Sallie Surprise' has been lined up for this year to fundraise for The Salvation Army. More >>

Māori dancer Kura Te Ua heads to Canada

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 3:44 pm | Creative NZ

Māori dancer Kura Te Ua heads to Canada’s Banff Centre for cultural exchange More >>

Football fever hits Wellington this weekend

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 3:38 pm | Wellington City Council

This weekend Wellington welcomes football fans from across the world and around the country when the Football United Tour rolls into town. On Saturday, Wellington Phoenix host an historic double-header at Westpac Stadium with the Phoenix playing ... More >>

Wheel of Experience

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 2:53 pm | Elephant Publicity

STORIES UNTOLD FROM BETWEEN THE LINES OF HISTORY A Hundred Trees & Q present WHEEL OF EXPERIENCE Written & performed by David Ward, Peter Daubé & Dave Khan More >>

Sandpit Collective for Wellington Filmmakers Launches

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 2:41 pm | Sandpit Collective

Sandpit Collective to promote collaboration and filmmaking talent in the capital launches on the eve of the NZ International Film Festival in Wellington. More >>

AC/DC's Phil Rudd Releases Debut Album

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:59 pm | Noise PR

Over the past 20 years or so amidst spending time drumming for Australia's favourite rock export AC/DC, running a studio and a restaurant, racing cars, flying helicopters and a bit of farming in the land of the long white cloud; Melbourne born drummer ... More >>

Reader tips and a question from the UK

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:59 pm | Oily Rag

A few weeks back we extolled the virtues of backyard chickens. However, the Auckland Council has just released proposed controls for livestock in urban areas: keeping more than six chickens, a rooster, ducks, geese, a goat, or a sheep will require ... More >>

The team behind the athletes

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:43 pm | Physiotherapy New Zealand

The team behind the athletes As the world's attention turns to the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth games, there will be a very important team working away quietly behind the scenes. The New Zealand health team, which includes 11 physiotherapists, will be busy making ... More >>

Richter City home game 3 Smash Malice vs Comic Slams

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:42 pm | Richter City Roller Derby

Wellington’s Richter City Roller Derby league will host the final game of their 2014 home season round robin on Saturday 2 August at Kilbirnie Rec Centre to determine which teams head into the season final. More >>

Kiwi star in wartime epic

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:24 pm | Glory Days

Kiwi actress Antonia Prebble says she considered it an honour to play nurse Hilda Steele in the upcoming Prime TV drama ANZAC Girls. In an exclusive interview with vintage lifestyle magazine Glory Days for its WWI centenary issue, she said she felt ... More >>

Captain Charles Upham's Portrait accepted into Army Museum

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 12:59 pm | SugarLumps Productions

Captain Charles Upham won the Victoria Cross & Bar for NZ in WW2. He is "famous for his bravery on the battlefields of Greece and Egpyt..he received the Victoria Cross: this medal is the highest award for bravery and is rarely awarded.Only three ... More >>

Avoiding disasters with old buildings

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 12:53 pm | Heritage New Zealand

An internationally renowned specialist in building materials conservation will hold a free public lecture at the Jubilee Building in Parnell on Monday August 11 (7pm) in association with Heritage New Zealand. More >>

FAB Finalists Announced for the 2014 SMEG Art Design Award

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 12:35 pm | SMEG New Zealand

The 2014 SMEG Art Design competition is delighted to announce the four finalists for this year’s prestigious competition. More >>

Labrador retrievers the most popular dog breed

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 12:19 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Labrador retriever was once again the most popular dog breed in the country with over 41 thousand registered in the 2013/14 registration year. On the top five list are the Huntaway (31,385); Border collie (23,190); and Jack Russell Terrier (18,658). ... More >>

Sunset Road takes audiences on a coming-of-age journey

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 12:10 pm | Tawata Productions

Summer, 1975. Rotorua, New Zealand … Jimi Hendrix, motorbikes, ika mata and dawn raids… it’s the scene of Tawata Productions’ new play Sunset Road . More >>

Direct from London’s West End: PEPPA PIG LIVE!

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 11:38 am | SWPR

The stage version of the hugely popular pre-school television show Peppa Pig is on its way to New Zealand! More >>

Welcome to Dylan, salute to Mandela, and an historic event

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 11:23 am | Powertool Records

Garden Place will be the venue for a one off historical performance. New Zealand’s biggest Dylan fan, Chris Rivers , will perform a new song he’s written about Hamilton during the 1981 rugby springbok tour, to welcome Bob Dylan to the city. More >>

New Zealander Glenn Sutton finishes world's toughest race

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 5:57 pm | Adventure Media Group

"It hasn't really sunk in yet – I've had highs, lows, angry times, happy times – every emotion there is," offers Dunedin runner Glenn Sutton from the finish line of the Badwater 135 at Whitney Portal, near Lone Pine, California. More >>

Queen + Adam Lambert - Second Auckland Show Announced

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 5:22 pm | Blackout Music Management

Tickets to the QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT New Zealand tour go on sale to the public at 9am tomorrow. To meet the demand in the pre-sale period an extra show has been added in Auckland where More >>

Gold Medal Famous update an election year favourite

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 4:54 pm | Powertool Records

Gold Medal Famous update an election year favourite; and GMF side project plays Birmingham's Network Festival More >>

'Calm Me Down’ by BlackSandDiva

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 4:51 pm | BlackSandDiva

‘Calm Me Down’ is the infectious first single release from the BlackandDiva ’s second album Rāwāhi . This track has a classic funk/soul feel with Cat Tunks sweet, smokey voice. With a live band and Jazz influence, ‘Calm Me Down’ and ... More >>

Little Bark - New Singles And Album Release Date

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 4:06 pm | Little Bark

Drawing on influences from Vangelis to modern day experimental electro such as Fever Ray, Little Bark has created her own Unique Sonic Broadcast with her album USB set for release on August 29th 2014. More >>

NZSO performs The Creation

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 3:44 pm | NZSO

One of history’s most famous composers, Joseph Haydn , once confessed, “I want to write a work that will give permanent fame to my name in the world”. The Creation is this work. First performed in 1798, it was an immediate success with both the ... More >>

Extraordinary life story nominated for top award

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 3:29 pm | Te Papa Press

Peter McLeavey: The Life and Times of a New Zealand Art Dealer from New Zealand’s unique museum publisher, Te Papa Press, has been nominated in the non-fiction category of the 2014 New Zealand Post Book Awards. This is the first ever biography of the ... More >>

Angela Tiatia and Shahriar Asdollah-Zadeh – The Screen

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 3:04 pm | Enjoy Art Gallery

Angela Tiatia and Shahriar Asdollah-Zadeh The Screen August 6 – August 30, 2014 Opening : Wednesday, August 6, 5:30pm News stories overwhelm other news stories, events oust each other from the headlines and ten second items are squeezed out of ... More >>

Climate change - from corridors of power to powerful film

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 2:56 pm | CPIT

Director of the climate change film 2 Degrees, Jeff Canin, says the days of the heavy-handed environmental lecture are over. Audiences are responding enthusiastically and emotionally to his more personal, solutions-based approach as 2 Degrees tours New Zealand. The ... More >>

World Champs Vaulting Team Head to Europe

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 2:52 pm | Black Balloon

New Zealand’s vaulting team will tomorrow head to Germany in the final countdown to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. More >>

3 more sleeps till race day

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 2:48 pm | Motorsport New Zealand

You are still able to enter the last Mahindra endurance round at Hampton Downs, entries close on Thursday evening, but we can take late entries, just may find it hard to fit into the garages as due to the high turnout space is tight…what a fantastic ... More >>

Ngāti Kahungunu Supports New Māori Language Strategy

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 2:43 pm | Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc

Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated supports the Minister of Māori Affairs’ new Māori Language Strategy which includes the establishment of a new independent statutory Māori language entity, Te Mātāwai. Te Mātāwai will allow iwi to lead the revitalisation ... More >>

Lalaga: Weaving Heritage Dance in the 21st Century

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 1:40 pm | Pacific Dance

The Pacific Dance Fono has been held in Auckland by Pacific Dance NZ since 2006 and for the first time is coming to Wellington. The Fono will present a varied programme starting with the morning programme looking at 'Growing Your Arts Business' run by ... More >>

Former top Kiwi cyclist swaps the bike saddle for the couch

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 12:35 pm | Bayleys

A former top New Zealand cyclist who knows the taste of victory on the sport’s international stage is gearing up as an armchair supporter to cheer on the Kiwi cycling team competing in the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Scotland. More >>

Ocean to Table Kapiti Style revving up for very fishy lunch

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 12:32 pm | Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce

Tickets sales to attend Ocean to Table Kapiti Style as part of Visa Wellington on a Plate, on Saturday 23 August and Saturday 30 August 2014 are going well. Both hosts, PartyPerfect and Kapiti Business Projects are delighted with the number of businesses ... More >>

It's Official - NZ Loves Bill

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 12:06 pm | Elephant Publicity

Due to popular demand – TWO EXTRA SHOWS have been announced in Auckland and Wellington for Bill Bailey’s LIMBOLAND NZ TOUR 2014. Tickets are on sale now! “ He is, quite simply brilliant ” The Scotsman More >>

VERBATIM needs your support!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 11:55 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

Last year our partner organisation JustSpeak embarked on a collaboration with a local theatre company Last Tapes Theatre to produce two short New Zealand plays that offer audiences the opportunity to hear the words of offenders, victims and families ... More >>

Top 20 Māori boys’ and girls’ names for 2013

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 11:54 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs has released the top 20 Māori baby names for 2013 in association with Māori Language Week 2014, Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. The most popular Māori baby names in 2013 were Nikau for boys and Aria for girls, the ... More >>

Victoria University Press finalists at NZ Post Book Awards

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 11:39 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University Press (VUP) has five books shortlisted for prizes at this year’s New Zealand Post Book Awards in the shortlist announced this morning. The astrological murder mystery, The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton and the story of Thomas Hardy’s ... More >>

First World War Drama Premieres at Torpedo Bay Navy Museum

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 11:22 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The Navy Museum will host the premiere season of Geoff Allen’s Sister Anzac from 23 July – 2 August (admission charges apply) as part of the Museum’s First World War centenary programme. More >>

Ultimate selfies to hit South Island slopes

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 11:19 am | Tourism New Zealand

Holiday makers will be able to share a unique video of themselves in some of the South Island’s most picturesque locations, thanks to Tourism New Zealand’s latest campaign to target Australian travellers. More >>

Names of towns and cities should revert to Maori language

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 10:30 am | University of Canterbury

New Zealand should change the names of its towns and cities to Maori language, former All Black, New Zealand Maori, Sevens rugby player and University of Canterbury double graduate Dallas Seymour says. More >>

MAINZ conference a first for NZ music educators

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 10:29 am | Tai Poutini Polytechnic

The MAINZ Music Educators’ Conference looks set to become a staple on New Zealand’s music industry calendar following a hugely successful inaugural event. More >>


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